Ascot

  • 14:05 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Challenge Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £19,672 2nd £6,888 3rd £3,148 4th £2,456
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.33s
  • Off time: 14:05:21
14:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Semeen 6/1
2nd Proud Chieftain 20/1
3rd Communicator 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 5-23433 Light Blue, black inverted triangle and yoke, hooped sleeves, black cap Communicator 94
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-8 A M Balding A de Vries 94 5/16.00
2 (6) 286-035 Cerise, black inverted triangle and yoke, stars on sleeves, white cap Proud Chieftain 14
Nag me
6 9-6 p C Lines S Hofer 92 20/121.00
3 (11) 21006D Emerald Green, black inverted triangle and yoke, hooped sleeves, black cap Viewpoint (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 91 7/18.00
4 (2) 791513 Yellow, black inverted triangle and yoke Presburg (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 J Tuite Craig Williams 91 7/18.00
5 (13) 30-9181 Cerise, black inverted triangle and yoke, hooped sleeves, black cap Cashpoint 37
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-4 Ian Williams Hayley Turner 90 8/19.00
6 (12) 677165 Yellow, black inverted triangle and yoke, hooped sleeves, black cap Charles Camoin (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-3 S Kirk Y Fukunaga 89 8/19.00
7 (4) 21325-8 Light Blue, black inverted triangle and yoke, stars on sleeves, white cap Bantam (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 E A L Dunlop O Peslier 89 5/16.00
8 (10) 00-1555 Emerald Green, black inverted triangle and yoke, stars on sleeves, white cap Boonga Roogeta 21
Nag me
5 9-3 P Charalambous J Fortune 89 20/121.00
9 (1) 3-06483 Light blue, black inverted triangle and yoke Grandorio (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-2 D O'Meara L Dettori 88 7/18.00
10 (7) 1131-47 Emerald Green, black inverted triangle and yoke Semeen 53
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-2 L M Cumani T P Queally 88 6/17.00
Non runners
11 (9)11-2771Gone Dutch49-2J R FanshaweReserve 188
12 (5)637-500Eshtiaal (USA)49-1B J MeehanReserve 287
13 (3)115-711Dolphin Village (IRE)49-0R A FaheyReserve 386

Verdict

Communicator was last seen finishing third in the Chester Cup so it's strange to see him take a big drop in distance for this following a break. Proud Chieftain's best form is over shorter while Presburg has never won beyond 1m2f on Turf. That is also Cashpoint's best trip while Charles Camoin is another with possible stamina issues if there is a decent gallop. All of GRANDORIO's runs so far this season have come at York but he hasn't beaten far in any of them after a pipe-opener in May. He's versatile as to trip, having been placed over 2m last time, and looks a decent bet in this near the foot of the weights. Gone Dutch is a bit of a Polytrack specialist and would need one to drop out to get a run but is in decent form overall, as is fellow reserve Dolphin Village who had Semeen well behind at Thirsk in June.